Welcome to the latest edition of the Outreach newsletter.
Tuesday 5 March saw the close of the majority of our summer school applications for 2019. Parent/Guardians and teachers now have until Tuesday 19 March to complete their references/supporting statements. Whilst Summer School applications may be closed, there is still lots more going on at Imperial in the coming weeks.
Reach Out Makerspace, Imperial College London Applications open
We are recruiting participants for the 2019 Maker Challenge Summer Intensive programme.
Programme dates are as follows:
a) 29 July - 9 August 2019
b) 12 August – 23 August 2019
Workshops take place Monday-Friday for two weeks from 10am-4pm. We are based at the Reach Out Makerspace in White City.
Students aged 14-18 can apply via now via our application system ASPIRE. For more information please visit The Maker Challenge webpage.
Proto Maker Challenge
Reach Out Maker Space, Imperial College London Recruitment open
We are recruiting again for the Proto Maker Challenge, a fully-funded programme for young people aged 11-14 in local schools within the West London area. If you are a teacher or parent interested in finding out more, please contact email@example.com or visit the Imperial Outreach website and click Proto Maker Challenge.
Einstein's monsters: the life and times of black holes
12 March 2019; 16:15 - 17:30
Imperial College London Y10 - Y13 students - booking open
Come join us once again here at Imperial College for a evening which will take you to the most mysterious remaining places in the Universe, black holes! Professor Chris Impey, Associate Dean for Science at the University of Arizona, will take you through how black holes emerge from the mathematics of general relativity, what we've learned about the formation and evolution of these mysterious objects, and how they can grow become the massive behemoths that sit at the center of every galaxy.
25-28 March 2019
Imperial College London Y11 and Y12 students - Recruitment open
The Department of Physics at Imperial are offering a FREE four day Easter School between 25-28 March 2019. The opportunity is targeted at lower sixth students (but could also be suitable for able Y11 students). Schools can register around 7 students for the programme and the Physics department require a member of school staff attend on each of the days.
Students will get a snapshot of life studying physics at university and be able to experience lectures, laboratory work and more.
29 March 2019
Imperial College London Y12 and Y13 students - Register your interest now
The Department of Physics at Imperial are inviting Sixth Form students studying Physics (and their teachers) to find out more about the exciting world of experimental pcarticle physics from one of the largest particle physics research groups in the country.
Schools can book a maximum of 10 student places at a cost of £5 per student. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
16 April 2019; 09:30
Imperial College London Y10 - Y13 students - Registration now
Imperial outreach have collaborated with Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network (WCAN) to hold a full day event for young women of African & Caribbean descent wanting to know more about studying and pursuing a career in STEM.
If you have any questions about the event please email WCAN.
Newlands Lecture 2019
“Doing chemistry with electrons”
by Professor Philip N Bartlett
26 April 2019; 16:30-18:30
Imperial College London Y10 - Y13 students - booking now
This 2019 lecture in the Newlands lecture series at Imperial College London will be delivered by Professor Philip N Bartlett who is a Professor of Electrochemistry within Chemistry at the University of Southampton.
This lecture is recommended for students Year 10-13 and their teachers and parents. The lecture will be preceded by an optional campus tour and / or Chemistry demonstrations. More information will be made available a few weeks prior to the lecture.
Teachers can register their 13-15 year old students to participate in the competition, which encourages students to take an interest in biology beyond the school curriculum. The competition consists of two, 25-minute online tests. These are taken in schools under staff-supervised conditions at any time convenient during the competition dates.
Top scoring students are rewarded with publicly recognised certificates, and will be offered the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony in London.
16 March 2019; 10am-4pm
Goldsmiths, University of London Years 7-11 - Registration open
GT Scholars are offering a careers day allowing students the chance to hear from young professionals in a range of careers in Law, Medicine, Finance and Engineering.
If you are interested in attending please visit the eventbrite page for booking and further information on the speakers.
Women in Physics 2019
28 March 2019; 12:30 - 15:30
Imperial College London Year 10, 11 and 12 students - Registration open
This exciting event (organised by Physics Outreach, Imperial College) is aimed at Years 10, 11, and 12 students who are already studying or are considering studying A-Level physics. Not only will attendees be exposed to the frontiers of Physics research and they should leave with a ‘yes you can’ attitude when it comes Physics research.
The afternoon will include a range of speakers from the physics department who are all involved in cutting edge research.
20 June 2019; 10:00 - 13:00
Imperial College London Year 10 and 11 students - Registration not yet open
This event is aimed at GCSE students (years 10 and 11) who are considering choosing physics as one of their A Level subjects. The session consists of short lectures and tips on how to get into physics, plus a Q&A with current undergraduate students.